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Quilts donated to Camp Erin

Quilts for Camp ErinThirty of the sixty kids attending a special summer camp for grieving children will receive quilts this summer made by CCQ members. We made the quilts for Camp Erin, where young people learn to grieve and heal following the death of a loved one. Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Moyer Foundation. Camps are held in 45 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The camp is free for kids aged 6 to 17; funding comes from the Moyer Foundation and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and takes place this year at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR, August 15-17.

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A stitch in time saves lives

Jennifer works on her second quiltThe Coffee Creek Quilters program was featured in the article “Coffee Creek Quilters: A stitch in time saves lives” in the December issue of Country Pleasures Magazine. In addition to describing our program, the article provides a peak inside the classroom, introducing the reader to Jennifer and Mary Ann, a student and an instructor, respectively, in the Thursday class.

Jennifer had to overcome problems with ADHD and hand tremors to learn how to cut fabric, read a pattern, and operate a sewing machine. The article reports that “as a CCQ participant, she has acquired new, useful skills. She has learned patience. She has proven to herself she can accomplish very difficult tasks despite having ADHD and hand tremors.”

Mary Ann has been a volunteer with CCQ for seven years. The Country Pleasures article quotes her as saying “As soon as I visited the program, I knew I would enjoy it. Every week I experience heartwarming moments that validate why we’re here. Several weeks ago a student brought in a picture of her son holding the third quilt she’d made. It was a New York Yankee quilt because her son loves the Yankees. She told him whenever he felt sad or sick to put the quilt around him and it’d be like having his mommy’s arms around him.”

We invite you to read the full article.

 

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CCQ donates quilts to Camp Erin

CCQ donated quilts to Camp Erin Kids attending a special summer camp for grieving children will receive quilts made by CCQ members. We made the quilts for Camp Erin, where young people learn to cope with the loss of a loved one. Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Moyer Foundation. Camps are held in 18 cities throughout the country and open to children between the ages of 6 and 17. The camp is free for kids; funding comes from the Moyer Foundation and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and takes place this year at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR, August 16-18.

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